Prime minister-designate Trudeau says he will bring 25,000 refugees to Canada by year end, air-lifting them if necessary. That probably means they would have to be housed at every air base in the country.
Trudeau has had to put off the move into 24 Sussex, which has been the official residence for Canada’s prime minister since 1951, because the crumbling structure could actually prove dangerous for its inhabitants.
The question is whether Justin Trudeau will continue the previous Conservative government’s agenda of extraction and pipeline construction. Based on the Liberals’ campaign promises, Canada is not about to see a complete 180.
There is something cinematic about Trudeau, who grew up at the prime ministerial residence in Ottawa shaking hands with the likes of Margaret Thatcher and Fidel Castro, returning to his old stomping grounds.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau defied early critics and polls to lead his party to a shockingly strong win in the longest Canadian election in over 100 years.
"We love you, Stephen Harper!" one woman cried several times. And then it was over. Harper shook some hands and walked off the stage, as his reign as prime minister of Canada came to an end.
It's the end of an era, with Stephen Harper's Conservative government losing its majority grip on Canada's Parliament. He will be stepping down as leader of the party.
John Oliver explicitly told Canadians not to vote for Stephen Harper last night, but he technically wasn’t “inducing” votes and therefore won’t be punished under an obscure Canadian law.
And why they're mostly bullshit.
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Polling firm Forum Research's latest survey shows Justin Trudeau’s party is at 40 percent support, compared to 30 percent for the ruling Conservatives, and 20 percent for the NDP.